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Subject: FW: [members] OASIS Symposium - Call for Participation Deadline Approaching
Kathryn Breininger Boeing Library Services 425-965-0182 phone -----Original Message----- From: Jane Harnad [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 9:01 AM To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [members] OASIS Symposium - Call for Participation Deadline Approaching OASIS Symposium: The Future of XML Vocabularies 24-29 April 2005 New Orleans Marriott http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium_2005/ --CALL FOR PARTICIPATION CLOSES 13 DEC-- Successful business integration effectively relies on agreement between parties on the vocabularies that define the messages they exchange. Several OASIS committees are working to define the schema and semantics of vocabularies exchanged in specific industry-vertical domains. Other efforts, including the OASIS UBL Technical Committee, OAGIS and the UN/CEFACT Core Components Working Group, are defining vocabularies intended for cross-industry use. No business community operates in isolation, however, and as more industries recognize the necessity of standardizing documents amongst their immediate trading partners, it becomes essential to expand these networks. Consumers and suppliers in adjacent verticals must be able to share best practices and methods of encouraging favorable development. OASIS invites proposals for talks, panel sessions and tutorials on topics related to the development or use of business vocabularies, including but not limited to: 1. The challenges in developing domain-specific vocabularies in an increasingly cross-industry, cross-language, and cross-border world: How are domain-specific vocabulary development groups dealing with investment protection via schema extensibility and/or versioning, component reuse, schema co-constraints, business validation rules, and management policies? 2. The challenges in developing cross-industry vocabularies and component dictionaries such as OASIS UBL, OAGI, UN/CEFACT Core Components, and RosettaNet: What relevance, if any, do they have to other domain-specific vocabulary development initiatives? 3. The continued relevance of the various initiatives to develop industry-specific vocabularies: What connections are or should there be to other domain-specific vocabulary development initiatives? 4. "Best practices" for the development of domain-specific vocabularies: How should these evolve in the context of GRID computing, distributed management, choreography, and business processes? 5. The challenges of developing and using cross-industry syntax and vocabularies in B2B Web services and the dependencies on common business vocabularies. 6. The application of business process rules and policies in the implementation of XML vocabularies in both domain-specific and cross-industry efforts: How could the OASIS WSBPEL TC and other committees make use of different domain-specific XML vocabularies? 7. The benefit of mapping semantic reasoning technology, e.g., the W3C OWL-S (Web Ontology Language) and RDF (Resource Description Framework), between dissimilar domain-specific XML vocabularies: How can we apply these technologies to the mapping and interoperability issues? 8. The need for and impact of internationalizing and localizing XML vocabularies: How could XML vocabularies and multi-lingual technical dictionaries enable dual language, cross-border electronic trade? How does the mapping between different industries, governing rules, and languages drive future work? The Program Committee is particularly interested in proposals that identify the need for new activities to create or advance domain-specific and/or general-use vocabularies. Proposals related to current specification work, i.e., efforts underway within OASIS TCs or other standards bodies, should emphasize the development, usage, application, deployment, and interoperability aspects, and future considerations, as opposed to merely summarizing the specification work. PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS The program committee invites submissions of proposals for a presentation, panel discussion, or tutorial that addresses the future of XML vocabularies. The program committee may adapt or restructure proposals submitted to ensure an interesting and technically compelling program. Presentations should be 40 minutes long including question and answer time. Sessions will consist of related presentations, ending with a question-and-answer session directed to the presenters. Panel sessions should be 60 minutes long. Proposals for panels should include the topic, three to four potential panelists (name and/or role) and proposed format (e.g. Q&A, short presentations). Tutorials should be half-day sessions. Tutorial proposals should state intended audience and learning objectives. OASIS will publish online proceedings of the Symposium. Authors should arrange any necessary releases for publication prior to submitting proposals. To submit a proposal, please go to the event Web site at http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium_2005/. Submission guidelines and online form are available. All submissions will be acknowledged. IMPORTANT DATES Proposals Due 13 December 2004 Notification Starting 21 January 2005 Materials Due 4 April 2005 Symposium 25-26 April 2005 RELATED MEETINGS The OASIS Annual General Meeting for Members and OASIS Technical Committee meetings will be held in New Orleans immediately following the Symposium. 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